TWENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT
ON THE WORK OF THE
FOR THE YEAR ENDED
31st M ARCH , 1909.
Presented to and adopted by the Annual Meeting of the
Society on 14TH May, iqoq.
Also the Rules of the Society.
THK FABIAN SOCIETY, 3 CLEMENT'S INN, STRAND,
Miss MABEL ATKINSON.
H. GRANVILLK BARKER.
Dk. ETHEL BENTHAM.
F. LAWSON DODD.
R. C. K. ENSOR.
L. HADEN GUEST.
Rev. STEWART D. HEADLAM.
Miss B. L. HUTCHINS.
L. G. CHIOZZA MONEY, M.P.
Miss M. B. MURBY.
EDWARD R. PEASE.
Mrs. PEMBER REE\'ES.
W. STEPHEN SANDERS.
CLIFFORD D. SHARP.
G. BERNARD SHAW.
•Mrs. BERNARD SHAW.
Finance and General Purposes Committee. — Aylmer Maude (Chairman),
R. C. K. Ensor (Vice-Chairman), Dr. Ethel Bentham. Hubert Bland,
L. H.a.den Guest, L. G. Chiozza Money, Cliffokd D. Sharp, G. Bernard
Shaw, Sidney Webb.
Organizing and Propaganda Committee. Miss M. B. Murby (Chairman),
Clifford D. Sharp (Vice-Chairman), Miss Mabel Atkinson, Dr. Ethel Bent-
ham, F. Lawson Dodd, R. C. K. Ensor, Rev. S. D. Headlam, Mrs. H. G. Wells.
Publishing Committee. —Hubert Bland (Chairman), Mrs. Bernard Shaay
(Vice-Chairman), H. GRANVILLE Barker, L. Haden Guest, Rev. S. D. Headlam,
Miss B. L. Hutchixs, Mrs. W. P. Reeves, G. Bernard Shaw, G. Standring.
//oJ!. rreasiirer :
//o)/. Auditor : .
W. HECTOR THOMSON.
EDWARD R. PEASE.
LONDON AND COUNTY BANK.
3 CLEMENT'S INN, STRAND, LONDON, W.C.
^be jfabian Society,
Twenty SIXTH Annual Report of the Execiti\e Committer
FOR the Year ending 31ST March, 1909.
Adopted by the Annual Meeting on 14TH May, 1909.
POLITICAL, like commercial, growth does not proceed with a
uniform steadiness of advance ; it has its periods of activity
and depression. The success of the Labor Party at the General.
Election in 1906 was the main factor in arousing universal interest
in Socialism, and afforded a quite exceptional opportunity for propa-
ganda ; but at present popular attention appears to have turned to
other topics, and the recruiting of Socialist forces begins to flag.
We must therefore endeavour by educating our members, elaborating
our theories and consolidating our forces, to prepare ourselves in
every possible way for theopportunity presented by the next period
The Taunton Election.
At the date of our last report the response of the members to
the circular inviting subscriptions to a guarantee fund for the purpose
of promoting the election of Fabians to Parliament was being
awaited. The circular was sent round twice, and in the end the sum:
of ^2,637 was promised, payable in instalments over five years.
In the middle of February the Committee decided that the
pending bye-election at Taunton offered a favorable opportunity
for Fabian intervention. It was not pretended that there was any
probability that the seat would be won at the first attempt, but the
only other candidate in the field, the Hon. W. Peel, was a strong
opponent even of the moderate instalments of Socialism which are
found in the program of the London County Council Progressives,.
and the constituency was in a district where the forces of Socialism
and Labor had not yet been proved. Frank Smith, L.C.C., was
willing to undertake the short and sharp campaign which the circum-
stances required, and he proved to be an excellent candidate for the
place. It was therefore decided to put him forward under the
auspices of the Labor Party, whose Executive entertained the pro-
posal with cordiality, sent their leading men as speakers, and appointed
their election agent to take charge.
The contest evoked the greatest interest in the locality, and
brought home to the people of the district the whole range of the
new ideas which are beginning to dominate politics. The campaign
was fought on Socialism from the first day to the last, and every vote
polled by our candidate was given by an elector who was thoroughly
aware that he was voting for Socialism.
The result was :
Hon. W. Peel (C) 1,976
Frank Smith (Lab.) 1,085
Majority ... ... ... 891
The total cost of the election was ^'315 14s. lod. The Labor
Party sent their regular contribution (25 per cent, of the Returning
Officer's fee) of ^14 2s. 6d., and ^26 19s. 8d. was received as sub-
scriptions sent otherwise than through the Fabian Society. The
cost to us was, therefore, ^274 12s. 8d. This was met by a call of
one 3^ear's quota from the guarantors of the Parliamentary Fund.
This realized _;^422 up to March 31st, when a balance of over ^140
was in hand, the bulk of which has been transferred to a deposit
account in the names of the trustees of the Fund. Since the close
of the financial year a further amount has been received.
Frank Smith was subsequently Labor candidate at the bye-
election at Croydon, this time on behalf of the LL.P. He polled
886 votes, a heavy reduction on the Labor poll of 1906.
Meetings of the Society.
Seventeen meetings of the Society have been held during the
year, four less than last year, when there were two special and one
additional lecture and one members' meeting called by requisition.
But four of this vear's meetings were held in St. James's Hall, and
were, therefore, on an unusually large scale. Three of these
formed a series of propaganda meetings, specially designed to attract
audiences from the outside. In each case the time was occupied by
an address from the chair and by two other speakers. Members
were admitted free and tickets were sold to others. By this method
the expenses of the hall and of advertising were more than covered.
The fourth of the St. James's Hall lectures was called on the publi-
cation of the Reports of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws
to hear an address by Sidney Webb on " The Remedy for Un-
employment." In this case ever}' seat was paid for. A crowded
audience listened to a lecture of quite exceptional importance, and
a substantial profit was realized.
The Autumn lectures at Essex Hall consisted of a series of six,
giving an exposition of the chief points in the Basis of the Society,
by members of the Executive Committee. These meetings were
confined to persons connected with the Society, and in most cases
were well attended.
With the exception of Mr. Theodore Morison, who lectured on
India, and Mr. W. Watson Rutherford, M.P., who gave an address on
Tory Democracy, all the speakers and lecturers of the year have been
members of the vSociety.
The following is a complete list of the meetings :
At Essex Hall.
" The Collectivism of the Indian Government
" The Woman Question "...
"The Faith I Hold"
" Tory Democracy " W. WaTSON RUTHERFORD, M. P.
" A Workable Scheme for Railway Nationalization " .. A. Emil Davies
Exposition of the F.abian Basis.
"The Fabian Society consists of Socialists " and
works for " the spread of Socialism "
.■\nd for " The Emancipation of Land from
Individual and Class Ownership " ... Rev. STEWART D. HeaDLAM
And of " Industrial Capital " EDWARD R. PeaSE
Together with "Industrial Inventions" ...
"Without Compensation " ...
And without " Interference with Personal Liberty
Miss M. MuRBV
Sir Sydney Olivier
S. G. HOBSON
R. C. K. Ensor
At St. James's Hall.
The Politics of Socialism "
Sidney Webb, R. C. K. Ensok, Aid. Wm. Sanders
Socialism and the Churches "
Rev. S. D. Headlam, Rev. R. J. Campbell, Rev. Conrad Noel
Socialism and Race Welfare "
Hubert Bland, Dr. Ethel Bentham, F. Lawson Dodd
March 5. " The Remedy for Unemployment "
Bernard Sha\v, Sidney Webb
Business Meetings .vr Essex Hall.
May 22. Annual Meeting.
Jan. 8. Business Meeting. (Amendments to the Rules, consideration of the
The formation of Fabian Societies outside London has gone on
at about the same pace as last year. New societies have been formed
at Bristol, Edinburgh, Huddersfield, Ilford, Leicester, Manchester
University, Marlborough, Reading, WalsalP and York ; the Leeds
Society has been revived ; the East Middlesex Group has become
the Palmers Green and District Fabian Society ; and a group has been
established at Harrow. On the other hand, the society in Canterbury
has become extinct and the Newcastle Group is in a state of suspension.
Deducting these two, the number of provincial societies and groups
at the end of March last was thirty-nine, of which six are in con-
nection with universities. The number last year was twenty-seven,
of which five were university societies.
London Local Groups.
In London new groups have been started at Sidcup and South-
wark. The Northern Heights has been dissolved and the Lyceum
Club Group has suspended operations for the present. The Kensing-
ton and District Group organized a course of Suburban Lectures at
the Chelsea Town Hall, arranged a debate on Unemployment at the
Kensington Town Hall, and held a series of other gatherings. The
Lewisham Group held a large meeting at New Cross addressed by
G. Bernard Shaw, and a course of Suburban Lectures at Ladywell,
besides other meetings. The Clapham Fabian Society ran a series
of public meetings. The Central District Group held debates with
other organizations besides holding meetings at Prince Henry's
Room and at the Fabian Offices. The Marylebone and Paddington
Group held a Suburban Course as well as other lectures. The St.
Pancras Group and Forest Gate Group also organized Suburban
Courses, and arranged meetings on various subjects. The Hamp-
stead Group held several garherings, which were addressed by the
Rev. Perc}- Dearmer and others.
The activities of the Subject Groups have been fairly numerous.
The Education Group has held a series of well attended meetings at
Clifford's Inn, at which lectures on educational subjects were given
by Professor Patrick Geddes, Professor M. E. Sadler, Reginald Bray,
L.C.C., and others. The Local Government Group has met fre-
quently and discussed a number of problems preparatory to the
drawing up of a detailed statement of policy with regard to several
important subjects relating to local government. It has also begun a
thorough study of the Reports of the Poor Law Commission. The
Women's Group has increased in membership from 53 twelve months
ago to 210. The group has held a number of meetings, at which
the questions of the relationship of women to local government and
the conditions of economic independence of women under Socialism
were considered. The group possesses a banner designed by Miss
May Morris and worked by members of the group. It was carried
in several women suffrage demonstrations during the year.
The Fabian Nursery has grown considerably during the year.
It has held periodical meetings at the Fabian Offices. As a result of
the lectures and discussions " the standard of speaking has become
noticeably higher." The Biology Group has continued its course of
lectures and discussions on the various aspects of the relation of
biological science to social progress.
Further particulars of the local societies and groups will be found
on pp. 20-23.
CoXKRRIiNCES OF GrOUI'S AND LoCAL SOCIETIES.
The annual conference of the Executive Committee with delegates
from the local Fabian societies and London groups instituted in
1907, was held this year on July nth at University Hall, Gordon
Square, and was attended by members of the Executive and two
delegates from twelve London societies and groups, six subject
groups, three University societies and fourteen local societies —
seventy-three persons in all. The Parliamentary fund, Fabian
Parliamentary candidatures, and the political policy of the Society
were the chief matters discussed. A conference of members of the
Liverpool, Burnley, Sheffield. Darwen, Huddersfield, Leeds and
Manchester Fabian Societies was held at Manchester on Nov. 21st.
Wm. Sanders was present on behalf of the Executive. The number
of persons present was eighty-five. Papers were read on the
" Training of Propagandists '' and on the " Work of a Provincial
Fabian Society," followed by discussion. It was decided to hold a
similar conference yearly.
Twenty courses of four lectures each, under the Suburban
Scheme, were given between the beginning of October and the end
of March by Wm. Sanders, Harry Snell, and, in one instance, by
H. H. Schloesser, at Lewisham, Chelsea, Croydon, St. Pancras,
Forest Gate, Paddington, Wallington, Wood Green, Ilford, Tun-
bridge Wells, Harrow, Hornsey, Grays, Richmond, Maldon, South
Norwood, Thornton Heath, Finchley, Westminster, and Kingston.
The number of courses shows an increase of eight as compared with
last year, and more applications for them were made than could be
granted. Nine of the courses were organized by local Fabian
societies and groups. The total net cost of the lectures amounted
to /1 70.
In order to assist the development of Fabian societies in the
provinces and to widen the area of Fabian propaganda, courses of
lectures similar to those given under the Suburban Courses were
offered to local Fabian societies and other Socialist and Labor
organizations. Holbrook Jackson, Clifford D. Sharp, H. H.
Schloesser, and Wm. Sanders gave thirty-two courses, in nearly all
cases of four lectures each, at Letchworth, Hitchin, Liverpool (two
courses), Birkenhead, New Ferry, Carnarvon, Llandudno, Festiniog,
St. Helens, Bootle, Halifax, Manchester, York, Sheffield. Hull, Drif-
field, Brighton, Glasgow, Perth, Edinburgh, Bath, Yeovil, Radstock,
Wakefield, Coventry, Walsall, Leeds, Marlborough, Midhurst, Not-
tingham, and Leicester. Thirteen of the courses were held under
the auspices of local Fabian societies. The audiences varied from
about five hundred at Nottingham to about fifty at Midhurst. The
net cost to the Societ}- of the thirty-two courses was X-^^- ^^
addition to these courses, Wm. Sanders gave ten lectures in Glasgow
and suburbs, Dumfries, and Dunfermline, under the auspices of the
Glasgow Fabian Society, which met all the expenses.
G. Bernard Shaw took part in the work of provincial propaganda
by addressing five big meetings at Liverpool, York, Edinburgh,
Hull, and Portsmouth. The first four were organized by the local
Fabian societies, and were in every instance successful financially
A considerable number of lectures have been given to Inde-
pendent Labor Party branches, literary and debating societies, and
other bodies, by members of the Society on the lecture list. Many
of these were arranged through the Office, but societies are now
making engagements direct with our members who have become
known to them as lecturers. Among the hundred and fifty lectures
and addresses given by the Organizing Secretary during the past
year, three were held under the auspices of the German Social
Democratic Party, on "The Socialist Movement in England," at
Nuremberg-Furth, Bamberg, and Hof.
Fabian Summer School.
This enterprise at Pen-yr-allt, Llanbedr, North Wales, has con-
tinued to flourish.
The Education Group organized a Conference there at Easter,
when over forty members and others took part, and lectures were
given on various subjects bearing on education ; at Christmas a small
house-party was arranged.
The Summer Session extended from 25th July to 14th Septem-
ber, and so great was the demand for accommodation that the Com-
mittee had to take two extra houses for the season. Social Reformers
from the Continent and America visited the School, which is becom-
ing quite international in its scope.
Single lectures and courses were given by many well-known
publicists, and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Webb communicated the ideas
embodied later in the Minority Report of the Poor Law Commission.
The School may now be considered an established, if indirect,
branch of the Society's activities.
Though the total receipts from the sale of literature have risen
by fifty per cent., the sales of ordinary Tracts for the year declined.
This is partly accounted for b}- the fact that last year between £']o
and ^80 was received for the new edition of Tract No. 82, "The
Workmen's Compensation Act, 1906.''
Another factor is the exceptionally varied character of our
operations : we have reprinted a blue-book, issued an edition of
poems, republished a volume by Bernard Shaw, brought out a cheap
edition of Fabian Essays, published a dialogue on rates, prepared an
analysis of our Tracts, and issued six Tracts in our regular series,
four in English and two in Welsh.
The most important of these undertakings, from every point of
view, was the reprint of the Minority Report of the Royal Com-
mission on the Poor Laws, which was kindly arranged for us by
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Webb, who supplied the plates of their own
edition, and enabled "us to issue a paper edition to our members and
their friends in two parts at 2s. for the volume entitled " Break up
the Poor Law and 'Abolish the Workhouse," and is. for "The
Remedy for Unemployment." We have sold and paid for 2,000
copies of each, and a small balance of profit has been realized. Of
the remaining 1,000 some had been sold, and final arrangements
at the close of the year had not been made.
The 6d. reprint of Fabian Essays was issued by the Walter Scott
Publishing Company in December. It included a new preface by
Bernard Shaw, and a cover designed by A. E. R. Gill, and of the
edition of 10,000 five-sixths were sold in four months. The Fifield
Series was continued by Vol. V., " The Commonsense of Municipal
Trading," by Bernard Shaw, which he kindly allowed us to publish
in this series. Two other volumes, No. VI., " Socialism and National
Minimum," and No. VIL, '' Wastage of Child Life," were completed
for the press during the year, but were not published till after its
close. A new undertaking for us was the issue through Mr. Fifield
of a collection of poems by E. Nesbit (Mrs. Hubert Bland) entitled
" Ballads and Lyrics of Socialism," which she was good enough to
place at our disposal. They form an attractive book, either in the
paper edition at 6d. or in boards at is., and already enough have
been sold to justify the experiment.
Six new penny Tracts have been issued during the year, one
more than last year, when five Tracts and one Leaflet were published.
The Tracts are :
Socialism and the Churches." By the Rev. JOHN Cl.IFFORI).
■ Child Labor under Capitalism." By Mrs. Hylton Dale.
' Socialism and the Churches." In Welsh.
■ Rent and Value."
■ Sosialaeth Yng Ngoleuni'r Beibl."
It Will be noted that two of these, both dealing with Christian
Socialism, are in Welsh, and we anticipate for them a quiet and
steady sale for some time to come.
Much time was spent in the preparation and issue of a "Tract
Index and Catalogue Raisonne," an abstract of all the Tracts in print,
from No. i to No. 139, with an index of their contents and a list of
the titles of all numbered Tracts issued. This is on sale for 3d.
In the format of " This Misery of Boots," we have . published
another special Tract, a dialogue by F. W. Hayes, entitled " Those
The number of Tracts and Leaflets, apart from the reprints in
the Fabian Socialist Series, sold and distributed during recent years
is as follows :
Year ending March 1909
Tracts ... 89,229
Leaflets ... 31,760
1908 1907 1906
149,594 82,508 56,029
102,160 63,360 22,060
Receipts ... 260
Cost of Printing 269
251,754 145,868 78,089 49,538
£ £ £ £ £
476 244 140 76 89 -
518 329 214 87 162
Our list of Tracts in the regular series now stands as follows :
6d. 2d. id. Questions Leaflets Total
Tracts of previous years 1 1 53 3 16 74
„ 1908-9 ...0060 o 6
I I 5q 3 16 80
Table ok Tracts Printed and Issued during Year 1908-190Q.
Value of pre-
We have to thank H. M. Hart, who has once more taken regular
charge of one of our Hterature stalls, and also Miss Tiffen, who
has frequently helped in this work. A large number of members
have given valued assistance as literature sellers and stewards at our
St. James's Hall meetings. Charles E. Ball has again given a great
amount of time to assisting in the office work, and it is hoped that
other members will follow his example in this respect. Now that we
have more available space, much routine work could be conveniently
done by volunteers, which otherwise has to be paid for.
The expansion in the use of our political circulating library has
not continued to the extent we anticipated a year ago. In the
Spring an appeal was made to members and friends for subscriptions
for the purchase of new boxes and books, and about twenty new
boxes, with their equipment of books, have been procured. In
addition a large number of new books has been purchased to
replace those which are out of date. In all about £^4S ^^s been
spent on books for boxes and for the Members' Bookshelf, and a
balance of ^34 has been carried forward.
We do not anticipate that there will be any difficulty in finding
plenty of subscribers for our boxes, though during the latter part of
the year under review the number of unused boxes has been greater
than for a long time past. A small expenditure of time will suffice
to send notices to trade union branches, trade councils, and other
bodies, many of which will certainly apply for boxes. But owing to
special circumstances, the removal of the Office, and the sale of the
Minority Report, we have not been able to undertake any work not
The library now consists of about 220 boxes and over 6,000
The following is a classification of the subscribers for this and
previous years :
I. L. P. Branches
Local Fabian Societies* ...
Other Socialist Bodies
Ruskin College Classes
161 203 155 158 15.2 144
* These were included in other Socialist Societies previous to 1908.
The Members' Bookshelf.
Advantage was taken of the substantial fund contributed for
book boxes to carry out a long desired plan of providing a lending
library for the members and associates of the Society. It was
decided to obtain a larger number of books than were at once
needed for book boxes, and to keep in the Office for the use of
members a selection of works, both new and old, to be lent to
individuals as required. Simple rules were prepared, providing that
borrowers should repay any cost of carriage incurred, and that books
be taken out one at a time and returned within a month. This
plan has been much valued by the members. Since the issue of the
Select Catalogue in August, when the scheme may be said to have
begun full working, an average of 88 books have been borrowed
every month, and in all 800 volumes have been taken out. The
new Offices will enable a larger library to be available for use in this
Statistics of Membership,
The following table indicates the changes in membership during
the year : —
T J n ^ Provincial University ., , T/^toi
London. Country. .--•.• c • ^- Abroad. I otaL
■' Societies. Societies.
Men ... 753 239 350 269 63 1675
Women ... 524 104 64 70 26 788
Increase... 192 26 85 134 10 447
The Croydon Society, with 55 members, has been transferred this year from
"Provincial .Societies" to "London," i.e., members within reach of London for the
purposes of evening meetings.
Increase in men members... 18 per cent. ; last year 52 per cent.
Increase in women members 35 per cent. ; last year 78 per cent.
During the year, 665 candidates were elected, a number midway
between the 817 of last year and the 455 of the previous period.
Just before the year closed, 112 members were struck off for persist-
ent non-payment of subscriptions ; the loss by resignation, chiefly of
those who had only retained their membership for a year, and by
death, was about 106. It may be observed that there is a fairly
constant interchange between the categories of connection with the
Society, associates and subscribers becoming members, and vice versa.
The number of associates is 214, an increase of 51 during the
The number of members of Provincial Societies who are not
members of the London Society is about 500.
New Offices. — Towards the end of the year an opportunity
presented itself for obtaining larger Offices, the need for which had
long been felt, at a reasonable rent and in the same building as the
old ones. The change, which was effected at the end of February,
involves a certain increase of standing expenses and a substantial
outlay for new furniture, only a part of which had been incurred at
the close of the financial year. But the new board room, which will
hold fifty or sixty people," will be suitable for many Group meetings
and other gatherings which have hitherto been held in rooms hired
for the occasion.
"Parish Councils and Village Life." ThisTract,printed just before
the close of the previous year, was sent with a covering letter to 10,000
chairmen of parish councils and meetings and of rural district councils.
A number of appreciative letters were received, and no doubt the
information was of value to many who did not trouble to send
acknowledgments of it
" New Worlds for Old." By the generosity of a member resident
in Burmah, we were enabled "to send copies of Mr. Wells's most
attractive exposition of Socialism to 100 libraries, mostly of a semi-
public character, which gave evidence that they would appreciate
the gift, and had not sufficient funds to buy freely whatever they
The Year's Finance.
The total sum contributed by our members and friends for the
purposes of the Society during the year was ^^f 1,920 ; and in this total
/I5q given for Book Boxes is not included, nor is the sum of /75
provided for an experiment in school meals conducted by Dr. Haden
Guest, nor /337 lent through the Society to the Bail Fund for the
old Russian Revolutionist, Nicholas Tchaykovsky, nor /20 for gifts
of " New Worlds for Old."
Except in "special subscriptions"— a particularly variable class,
which showed a rise of /220 last year, and has fallen again by nearly
the same amount— these contributions are not unsatisfactory, since
last year many members gave more than the average in response to
the special appeal sent out in the summer of 1907.
The receipts and expenditure connected with the ordinary Tracts
show a heavy decline, partly to be accounted for by the large editions
of "The Workmen's Compensation Act" sold last year, and partly
by the unusual number of other publications which we have issued.
Last year we expended net about /154 in payments to Mr. FifieM
for our Fabian Socialist Series, published by him on our behalf; this
year he has repaid us ^^280, and our own sales (including, however,
the sixpenny edition of "Fabian Essays") are estimated to be about
/45, whilst we have paid him, on account of new publications,
binding, etc., the sum of /135. The result of these transactions is
a substantial profit for the year.
The net loss on printing Tracts was only /g, the smallest for
many years. It must be recollected that some 15,000 Tracts have
been sent out to members and others with Fabian News^ the cost of
which is borne by this account.
Our meetings at St. James's Hall showed a profit of _^47 ; but
the annual Soiree at Portman Rooms resulted in a small deficit.
On lecturing in the suburbs and provinces, and on organizing, we
have expended out of income the large sum of ^373, an increase of
^246 over last year.
In the coming year our standing charges for the larger offices
and larger meeting hall will be heavier than before, and members
must be prepared to increase their subscriptions whenever possible,
if they desire the work of the Society to be maintained at its present
standard of efficiency.
The Executive Committee.
At the election in April, iqo8, seventeen out of the nineteen old
members who offered themselves were re-elected, together with four
new candidates. During their year of office iMessrs. H. G. Wells and
S. G. Hobson resigned because they were no longer in agreement
with the policy of the Society, and the Rev. R. J. Campbell through
inability to attend the meetings. Owing to the date of Mr. Hobson's
resignation a bye-election to fill these vacancies was not required.
This report is, therefore, submitted by the remaining eighteen
H. GRANVILLE BARKER.
F. LAWSON DODD.
R. C. K. ENSOR.
L. HADEN GUEST.
STEWART D. HEADLAM.
B. L. HUTCHINS.
L. G. CHIOZZA MONEY.
MILLICENT B. MURBY.
EDWARD R. PEASE
W. S. SANDERS.
G. BERNARD SHAW.
CHARLOTTE F. SH.MV.
Executive Commiiiee, iqoS-q.
1. — The words " due notice " shall mean that the notice is received by the
General Secretary before the 23rd day of any month for publication in the next issue
of Fabian News, or as provided in Rule 8, Clause 2.
2. — A public meeting shall mean a meeting to which non-members are admitted.
A private meeting shall mean a meeting confined to members of the Society.
The Executive Committee.
3. — Before the Annual Meeting to be held in May, the Society shall elect by
ballot a Treasurer and an Executive Committee of twenty-one members to hold office
for one year. Due notice shall be given of all nominations for these offices. Voting
papers shall be sent to all members, together with the April number of the News,
and the}' shall be returned to the General Office on or before April 20th.
Scrutineers shall be appointed by the Society, whose dut}' it shall be to open the
ballot-box, to count the votes, and to certify to the General Secretary before April 23rd,
for publication in the Xews, the number of votes polled. The new Executive shall
come into office on April 25th. In case of Easter occurring about the dates named,
the Executive may alter them, giving due notice thereof ; but no alteration shall ex-
ceed seven days. In case of a tie, the candidate who has been longest a member of
the Society shall be elected. Any vacancies which occur during the year shall be
filled by election after due notice, but only in the event of the number of the Com-
mittee falling below nineteen. Five members shall be a quorum. Any member absent
from four consecutive meetings of the Committee or its standing Sub-Committees
without obtaining leave of absence, shall be deemed to have vacated his seat on the
Committee or the Sub-Committee.
4. — The Executive Committee shall conduct the general business of the Society,
appoint the paid officers, prepare and publish tracts, subject to Rule 9, and appoint
all delegates to represent the Society. It shall constitute three standing sub-com-
mittees to deal with (i) Propaganda ; (2) Publishing ; and (3) Finance and General
5. — Committees for special purposes shall be appointed by the Executive Com-
mittee, but notice of such committees (exclusive of those dealing with purely Execu-
tive business) shall be published beforehand in the Fabian News, or at private
meetings, in order that any member desirous to serve on such committees may have
the opportunity of sending in his or her name for consideration by the Executive.
Order of Business.
6. — Resolutions of which due notice has been given shall be placed on the
agenda of the first private meeting of the Society after such notice has been pub-
lished. Resolutions shall not be moved without due notice, except after a vole of
urgency has been carried. Business may be taken at a public meeting, but only with
the consent of the chairman previously obtained.
7. — Any resolution, not affecting the constitution of the Society, its Rules or its
Basis, maj' be declared urgent by a majority of three-fourths of the members present
in a private meeting of not less than twenty-five members, and, if so declared, shall
be discussed and voted upon forthwith.
8. — When a requisition signed by not less than twenty-five members is presented
to the General Secretary, calling for a private meeting to discuss any resolution, the
Executive Committee shall order the resolution to be printed in FabiaN News, and
shall appoint for the meeting the earliest convenient date thereafter.
When a requisition of urgency, signed by not less than fifty members, is pre-
sented to the General Secretary, calling for a private meeting to discuss a specific
notice of motion, he shall summon such meeting for a date within fourteen days from
the receipt thereof, and shall within seven days notify the same to all members, by
circular or otherwise.
9. — Except in cases of emergency, notice shall be given by the Executive Com-
mittee, either in F'abiaN News or by special circular, of any tracts proposed to be
issued in the name of the Society, and ever}' such tract shall be submitted to the
members at a private meeting, and shall only be published when adopted by that
In case of emergency a tract may be adopted at any private meeting upon a vote
Tracts bearing the name of the author may be issued by the Executive Committee
on behalf of the Society.
10. — Every candidate must sign a declaration that he accepts the Basis of the
Society, and must make a contribution to the funds before election, the amount to be
returned if he is not elected.
The names of all candidates shall be printed in Fabian News, and candidates
shall afterwards be submitted for election, which shall be by a majority vote of the
11.— Members who do not take part in the work of the Society and subscribe to
its funds during one year may be removed from the list of members at the discretion
of the Executive Committee.
12. — A member may be expelled from the Society by a vote of more than three-
fourths of the members present at a meeting of not less than fifty members. Due
notice of the motion shall be given to the General Secretary ; but such notice shall
not be vaUd and shall not be printed in Fabian News without the sanction of the
13. — Members are expected to subscribe annually to the funds of the Society in
accordance with their means.
14. — Any person may become an Associate by signing a statement that he is m
general sympathy with and desirous of promoting the work of the Society.
Associates must pay an annual subscription of at least los., and are entitled to
attend all the meetings not expressly confined to members, and to receive all the
ordinary publications. But they are not entitled to vote at meetings of the Society or
to take any other part in the management of its affairs.
15. — The members resident in or near London shall, for the purpose of local
work, be divided by the Executive Committee into Groups according to the localities
in which they reside. Each Group shall elect a Secretary, who shall keep a list of
the Group members, and shall organize the work of the Group.
The Group Secretary will be removable by a vote of the Group, at a meeting
attended by not less than one-third of the Group members, or by a vote of the
Society after due notice has been given.
A meeting of any Group may be summoned either by the Group Secretary or by
the General Secretary by order of the Executive Committee.
A Group may appoint delegates to any body dealing specially with the affairs of
the Group area.
Groups for particular subjects may be formed in accordance with such regulations
as the Executive Committee may from time to time determine.
16.— The Annual Report and Balance Sheet, made up to March 31st, shall be
sent to members at least seven days before the Annual Meeting.
Alteration of Rules and Basis.
17. No alteration of, or addition to, the Rules shall be made without due notice ;
or at any meeting other than the .Annual Meeting, except by a vote of more than
three-fourths of the members present at a meeting of not less than fifty members.
No alteration of, or addition to, the Basis shall be made until it has been
adopted, after due notice given, by a vote of more than three-fourths of the members
present at an Annual Meeting, and confirmed by a similar vote at a Special Private
Meeting held after an interval of not less than six months.
IS. — The Executive Committee may at any time refer any question to the
decision of the whole Society, the voting to be by letter.
Any mover of a resolution which, at a meeting of the Society, has been supported
by not less than one hundred members may claim a poll of the whole Society, the
voting to be by letter. If an amendment is carried, and the original resolution is
therefore not put, the mover thereof shall have the right to demand before the next
business that the chairman take a count of the members who support the resolution,
and if this number is not less than one hundred, the mover may claim a referendum
BY-LAWS FOR LOCAL FABIAN SOCIETY AND
FABIAN GROUP ORGANIZATION.
I. — The County of London.
1. Any ten or more members may, with the approval of the Executive Committee,
form themselves into a local group.
2. Every such group shall consist of members of the Society in its area, and such
other Fabians as it may elect ; it may elect its own associates, provided that associate-
ship of a group shall not, as such, confer the privileges of associateship of the Society.
3. Every local group shall elect a secretary, who shall be the medium of com-
munication between the group and the Executive Committee.
4. Every local secretary shall forward a report to the Executive Committee at
least once a quarter.
5. Every such group shall be bound by all resolutions of the parent Society.
6. The Executive Committee, co-operating with existing local groups, shall
constantly work for the establishment of local groups in districts where such do not
II. — Special Subject Groups.
The regulations for Special Subject Groups shall be the same as those for local
groups in so far as applicable, except that
Special Subject Groups shall elect their own members from amongst the
members of the Society.
III.— The Provinces.
A . Local Fabian Societies.
1. Local Fabian Societies sTrall adopt the Fabian Basis, or some Basis which has
been sanctioned by the Executive Committee of the parent Society, and all their
members shall sign the said Basis.
2. Subject to the above, local Fabian Societies shall enjoy complete autonoiiiy as
to the election of their officers, members and associates, the conduct of their business,
and the disposal of their funds, and shall not be bound by any resolution of the parent
3. The reports of the local Societies shall be inserted in Fabian New s, subject
to the exigencies of space and the general control of the editor.
4. Conferences between representatives of the parent Society and the local Fabian
Societies shall be held, if possible at regular intervals.
B. Local Groups.
1. Where no local Fabian Society exists, the Executive Committee, co-operating
as far as possible with Fabian Societies elsewhere, shall endeavor to establish Fabian
local groups, and such groups may be formed in any locality on the initiative of any
2. Such groups shall be constituted of any five or more Fabians, and shall have a
status similar to that of local groups within the London area.
2)r. Hb6tract of Bccount6 for l^ear
£ s. d. £ s. a. £ s. d.
To Balance ut Credit of Society, 31st
-March, 1908 ... ... .. 77 14 gi
„ Receipts diking Yeak, viz. :—
Subscriptions from Members ... 1,169 ^ ° I1O84 7 6
Do. Special ... 120 o o 1 320 o o
Do. from Associates ... 130 19 7 ! 123 11 o
Do. from Non- Members and
Sundry Receipts 76 8 6 ' 80 7 7
Do. lor Parliamentary Fund 422 15 o
1,919 II I
Sale of Es-ays (old edition on!}') ...
Do. Tracts and N'^olumes (volumes
being estimated at ;^45)...
Do. \'olumes by Fifield ...
Do. Minority Report (Fabian ed.)
.Advertisements ... ... ... 23 16
Royalties ... .. ... .. 20 o
Sale of Books. /<?5i^ Purchases ... 3 12
Book Box Fees ... . . ... S4 o
Book Boxes and Library: —
Donations ... ... ... 159 i o
Books sold, or lost and paid
for, etc. ... ... .. 20 6 4^
Donation for Distribution of "New
Worlds for Old"
Suburban and Provincial Lectures:
St. James's Hall Meetings : —
Soiree : —
179 7 \\
14 16 li
186 4 6
Aiiiiiiilv for Rent
.,^3,429 2 o ^"2,535 18 8
enMncj 3l6t flDarcb, 1900,
By Expenditure during Year, viz.: —
Hire of Halls for Lectures, less refunds
Fabian Essays Purchased
Printing and Ad\ertising Tracts
Payments to A. C. Fi field ...
Minority Report, on account ol Cost
Printing F.abian News
Grants to Groups for special purposes
Grants to other bodies : —
Labor Party Dues, etc.
International Socialist Bureau Dues
Office Expenses, \ iz. : —
Overtime, Typing, etc.
Furniture for New Office and Re-
moval Expenses ...
Rent, Cleaning, Ccals, etc.
Postage and Parcels
Printer : Despatching News
Stationer}- and .Miscellaneous
Book Boxes and Library : —
Books and Boxes Purchased
"New Worlds for Old " Purchased for
Distribution and Postage...
Suburban Lectures, /ess local receipts
Provincial Lectures ...
Organizer's Travelling Expenses
St. James's Hall Meetings: Expenses
Election Fund : —
Net Cost of Taunton Bj-e-election
Deposited at Bank...
BaL.ANCE at Credit of Society, 31st
March, 1909 : —
Sundry Debtors and Stock of Books
Less Sundry Creditors
I have e.xamined the above account and com])ared it with the Books and Vouchers of
the Society, and find the same to be correct.
9 .\rundel Street, Strand, W.C. W. HECTOR TllO.MSON. /
May 20th^ IQOQ- Chartered .\ccouiiiant. \
Deh. Bal. 29
LOCAL FABIAN SOCIETIES.
Bkdales. — At Bedales School. Meets once every three weeks
in winter for lectures and discussions. Members seven, associates
ID. Secretary, M. S. Pease, Bedales, Petersfield.
Brighton. — Has two members of Brighton Town Council on its
roll. Held lectures and public meetings, made enquiries into con-
ditions of local employment and Poor Law administration, circulated
pamphlets, etc. Members 28. Secretary, H. Milner Black, 16 New
Bristol and District. — Formed October, 1908. Has two
members of the Bristol Town Council on its roll. Meets fortnightly.
Members 44, associates four. Secretary, J. W. Barry, 21 Beech
Road, Horfield, Bristol.
BucKHURST Hill and Woodford. — Held public meetings, and
correspondence carried on in local press. Members 24, associate
one. vSecretary, G. H. Ellis, 2 Limetree Villas, Princes Road, Buck-
Burnley. — Carried on a vigorous newspaper correspondence.
Working on behalf of the proposals of the Minority Report of the
Poor Law Commission. Members 21. Secretary, Robert Chambers,
147 Brunshaw Road, Burnley.
Bute. — Secretary, Thomas Smythe Paterson, Mount Park Studio.
Cardiff. — Secretary, A. E. Shippobotham, ^^ Oueen Street,
Carnarvon. — Secretary, I. R. Jones, Idan House, Constantine
Chelmsford. — Members include a rural district councillor and
poor law guardian. Holds periodical meetings. Members 13.
Secretary, W. G. Smith, Galley Hall, Galleywood, Chelmsford.
Coventry. — Secretary, Rev. P. E. T. Widdrington, St. Peter's
Croydon. — Organized two courses of lectures. Published Tract on
School Feeding. Discussion meetings held. Members 65, associates
14. Secretary, H. A. Oakeshott, Downside, Coulsdon, Surrey.
Darwen. — Carried on press propaganda, debates and public
meetings. Members 12. Secretary, F. B. Walkden, 5 Pearson
Edinburgh. — Formed February, iqog. Secretary, Jas. G. Glen,
M.A., 19 Downie Terrace, Murrayfield, Midlothian.
Glasgow. — The local lecture list issued to several hundred
church and literary societies, I.L.P., and trade union branches.
About 100 lectures given by local lecturers. Two series of meetings
organized in conjunction with parent Society. Press Committee
contributed articles to local papers. Members 85. associates six.
One town councillor, one parish councillor, one school board member
on roll. Secretary, D. Berry, 4 Newlands Park, Newlands, Glasgow.
Harrow (F.G.)— Formed July, iqo8. Meets monthly for dis-
cussion. Held course of lectures. Members 18, associates nine.
Secretary, Cosmo Rowe, 71 Mason's Avenue, Harrow.
HuDDERSFiELD.— Formed December. iqo8. Meetings held deal-
ing with local government. Members 14. Secretary, H. Shaw,
25 Newsome Road, Huddersfield.
Hull.— Secretary, E. V. Teesdale, 188 Park Avenue, Hull.
Ilford. — Formed April, iqo8. Lecture course organized.
Lectures given by members to other bodies. Press propaganda
carried on. Members 38. Secretary, F. Bowman, 83 Woodlands
Leeds and County.— Secretary, P. Hammill Baldwinson, 15
Winnie Terrace, New Wortley.
Leicester. — Formed June, 1908. Secretary, H. J. B. Craven,
Kelmscott, Wigston Fields, Leicester.
Letchworth.— Held course of lectures, a debate, and public
meetings, besides members' meetings, garden party, soiree, reading
circles, etc. Working on Minority Report. Issued a manifesto on
Socialism. Members 115, including one member of rural district
council and one parish councillor. Secretary, W. J. Brooks, West-
Liverpool. — Activities too numerous to mention. Society pub-
lishes this year a sixteen page report showing that " numbers,
finances andzeal of the society are now stronger than at any previous
period in its history." Members 140, associates three. Secretary,
A. Reeves, 316 Derbv Road, Bootle.
Llandudno.— Formed March, IQ09. Secretary, F. W. Knowles,
Borthyn, Victoria Avenue, Llandudno.
Manchester.— Members' meeting held weekly. Members have
given about 100 lectures to other bodies. Carried on press propa-
ganda. Committee on Poor Law Reform at work. Members 107.
Two city councillors, one district councillor and one poor law
guardian on roll.
Marlborough.— F'ormed May, 1908. Held open-air and indoor
meetings usually once a month." Members 11. Secretary, S. F.
Goodchild, Meggen, Marlborough.
Palmers Green and District. — Formed October, iqo8. Held
course of lectures and public meetings. Local clergy circularised.
Press propaganda. Members 28, includini; one di.strict councillor.
Secretary, F. A. Browne, 38 Meadowcroft Road, Palmers Green, N.
Phkth. — Secretary, Thomas T. Watson, Karpotna, Craigend,
Rkading. — Formed November, iqo8. Holds meetings monthly..
Members 29, associates six. Secretary, Miss Mabel E. Lawrence,
58 Donnington Road, Reading.
Shkkfikld. — Held meetings both in and outside Sheffield. Press
propaganda. Members 89, associates two. One city councillor and
one elective auditor on roll. Secretary, I. H. Bingham, q Melbourne
SouTHPORT. — Held open-air meetings in Southport and sur-
rounding district. Lectures given by members to other societies.
Members 37, associates two. Secretary, John H. Goulding, jnr.,
38 Chestnut Street, Southport.
S\VANSf:A (F.G.) — Secretary, Paul Cocks, 7 Mirador Crescent,
Walsall. — Formed November, 1908. Meetings held twice
monthly. Press propaganda. Course of lectures held. Members
23, associate one. vSecretarv, W. G. Hill, 6^ Wednesbury Road,
York. — Formed May, 1908. Outdoor meetings held. Course
of lectures and big meeting organized. Members 30. Secretary,
E. Lionel Cook, Clifton Manor, York.
UNIVERSITY FABIAN SOCIETIES.
Cambridge. — Assisted investigations into condition of labor in
Cambridge for Minority Report. Held a series of public meetings.
Members 90, associates 138. Secretary, G. H. S. Pinsent, Trinity
Edinburgh. — Secretary, F. W. Wallace, LTniversity Union,
Glasgow. — Supported candidature of J. Keir Hardie, M.P., for
Rectorship. Held lectures and debates. Held conference with
Edinburgh U.F.S. Members 60, associates 14. Secretary, Wm. L.
McKinlay, Ellenbank, Montrose Street, Clydebank.
London. — Held lectures and joint meeting with Oxford and Cam-
bridge U. F. societies. Members 30. Secretary, V. Serebriakoff,
East London College, E.
Manchp:ster. — Formed January, 1909. Secretaries, Miss Mary
Benson, 13 Bates Street, Longsight ; J. H. Doughty, " Dawlish,''
Victoria Park, Manchester.
Oxford. — Held lectures and debate. Members 84, associates 67.
Secretary, F. K. Griffith, Balliol College. Secretary of Women's
Group, Miss J. M. Upcott, Somerville College.
Ckntkal District. — Secretary, Miss Agnes F. Dodd, 3 Lincoln's
Inn Fields, W.C.
Clapham and District (F.S.)- — Secretary, Miss M. Murbv,
135 Ramsden Road, Balham, S.W.
DuLWiCH. — Secretary, St. John G. Ervine, 13 Champion Park,S.E.
Forest Gate. — Secretary, Mrs. Whitwell, 36 Upton Avenue,
Forest Gate, E.
Hampstead. — Secretary, T.Barratt, 1 10 Heath Street, Hampstead.
Kensington and District. — Secretary, E. d'Auvergne. 2 Mar-
garetta Terrace. Chelsea, S.W.
Lewisham and District. — Secretary, Laurence E. V. Tiffen, 51
Sprules Road, Brockley.
Marvlebone and Paddington. — Secretary, Miss C. L. Hayland,
200 Wymering Mansions, Elgin Avenue, W.
St. Pancras. — Secretary, C. Game, 8 Primrose Hill Studios, N.W,
SiDCUP AND District. — Secretary, Miss Rose Gardner, 21 Gran-
ville Road, Sidcup.
Soin'HWARK. — Secretary, F. Keeling, 57 Liverpool Street, Wal-
Arts. — Acting Secretary, T. Wilson, 30 Red Lion Square, W.C.
Biology Group. — Secretary, Dr. Lionel Tayler, 8 Adys Lawn,
St. Paul's Avenue, Willesden Green, N.W.
Education Group. — Secretary, Mrs. P. M. Crosthwaite, Uplands,
Frog Hole, Westerham, Kent.
Fabian Nursery. — Secretary, Miss Rosamund Bland, Well Hall,
Local Go\ernment.— Secretary (pro tern.). G. R. Blanco White,
331 Upper Richmond Road. S.W.
Women's Group.— Secretary. Mrs. Charlotte M. Wilson, 8a
Hanover Court, W.
SociAi.CoMMiTTEE. — Mrs. Bischot-Collin>. 7 Red Lion Square, W.C.
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I. — General Socialism in its various aspects.
Tbacts. — 142. Rent and Value. 139. Socialism and the Churches. By
Rev. John Clifford, D.D. 138. Municipal Trading. 121. Public Service
versus Private Expenditure. By Sir Olivbb Lodge. 113. Communism.
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II. — Applications of Socialism to Particular Problems.
Tbacts. — 140. Child Labor under Capitalism. By Mrs. Hylton Dale. 136.
The Village and the Landlord. By Edward Carpenter. 135. Paupers and
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